AFLL In Review (Week 5)

FURY 73 at Valhalla 3


GAME STORY: It didn’t take long for the good feelings for Valhalla to go away on Sunday. Fresh off the first victory in franchise history, Valhalla showed up for their battle with unbeaten Fury and that was about it. Valhalla kept it close for three quarters and then after a 44-point explosion in the fourth, Fury improved to 5-0 with a 70-point victory. Valhalla falls to 1-4 on the season, RB JIM BROWN was held to 29 total yards on the day. QB MICHAEL VICK didn’t throw a single TD and ended up with 222 passing yards. Fury WR TORRY HOLT had a big day with 16 receptions and 307 yards plus a touchdown.


GAME BALLS: (O) – Fury QB PEYTON MANNING came 47 yards from his second 1000-yard game of the season to go along with six more touchdown passes. Manning spread the ball around as well with six different players catching a touchdown.

(D) – Fury DB RONNIE LOTT played angry all afternoon ending up with 16 tackles, two sacks, and interception and a forced fumble.


TIME BANDITS 41 at ELITE 37


GAME STORY: The Time Bandits (3-2) push themselves over .500 with a huge win over ELITE (1-4) who have now dropped four straight. ELITE QB JOHNNY UNITAS had a four turnover day and that didn’t help his teams cause, 283 of his 604 passing yards went to TE KELLEN WINSLOW. The ELITE TE had a 99-yard reception for a TD. Time Bandit DB CHAMP BAILEY had himself a day with 14 tackles and two knockdowns.


GAME BALLS: (O) – Time Bandits QB FRAN TARKENTON led the offence with 515 yards and four touchdowns.

(D) – LB RAY LEWIS was the only Time Bandit better than CHAMP BAILEY in this game on the defensive side of the football, the former Miami Hurricane had 12 tackles and two sacks and one forced fumble.


IMMORTALS 65 at BEOWULF 53


GAME STORY: A game hyped because of two high flying offences did not disappoint with the two teams combining for 118 points. Immortals (3-2) stayed ahead of Time Bandits for second place in the Don Shula Divisions with their victory. Beowulf (2-3) missed out on a chance for a share of first in the Camp Division. RB ERIC METCALF was Mr. Everything again for Beowulf as he pushed over 100 combined yards through the air and on the ground to go with his two touchdowns. QB BART STARR had a great day as well with a 132.9 passer rating with four touchdowns and zero interceptions. Immortals WR TERRELL OWENS was four yards away from 300 receiving yards and had four touchdowns. He is second in receiving yards and TD’s.


GAME BALLS: (O) – QB BRETT FAVRE had 836 yards and eight touchdown passes, he is third in passing yards (3576) and touchdowns (30).

(D) – Immortals LB KEVIN GREENE led the defence with 11 tackles and one knockdown.

Throwbacks 35 at HEROES FC 42


GAME STORY: Heroes FC is starting to make the second half their place to do damage and Sunday was no different. They almost overcame a 30-point deficit in Week 4, but this time they outscored the Throwbacks 32-18 in the final two quarters to get the win. Heroes FC (2-3) QB STEVE YOUNG almost single handily gave the game away with his four turnovers (3 INT, 1 fumble) but was good enough to get WR TIM BROWN and TE TONY GONZALEZ a couple touchdowns each. Throwbacks RB BARRY SANDERS scored twice but only had 46 yards on 27 carries and caught 11 balls for 94 yards.


GAME BALLS: (O) – Heroes FC TE TONY GONZALEZ had his breakout game with 17 receptions and 193 yards to go with his two scores.

(D) – Heroes FC DB MEL BLOUNT dominated this game with 14 tackles and three knockdowns.


EOD DEMO GODS 40 at FanCentric Frenzy 25


GAME STORY: Two red hot teams ran into one another in Week 5 with EOD Demo Gods pushing their record to 4-1, winning their fourth straight and FanCentric Frenzy (2-3) sees their two-game win streak come to an end. EOD Demo Gods RB HERSCHEL WALKER went over 100 yards combined (72 rush – 32 receiving), WR ISSAC BRUCE, WR ANQUAN BOLDEN and WR HENRY ELLARD all caught touchdowns. Frenzy QB RANDALL CUNNINGHAM kept the turnovers down with just one interception, he was helped out by WR CHARLIE JOINER again with the former Grambing State star catching seven passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns.


GAME BALLS: (O) – EOD QB WARREN MOON is 18 yards away from joining the 3000-yard passing club, he had 535 yards and four touchdowns against the Frenzy.

(D) – EOD LB DERRICK BROOKS put up 14 tackles, 7 tackles for losses and one knockdown. Crazy efficient.


ORIGINALS 37 at Hunters 26


GAME STORY: The only way to get over a last second loss is to go out and win the following week. That’s exactly what the Originals (2-3) did in their big victory over The Hunters (1-4). The Originals kept the ball out of the hands of QB DAN MARINO (304 yards passing, 3 TD, 2 INT and one fumble) as much as possible. Originals QB DREW BREES had 445 yards and 3 TD’s and was the emotional leader all day long. The Originals sacked Marino 33 times with an impressive pass rush that The Hunters OL had no answer for.


GAME BALLS: (O) – Originals TE VERNON DAVIS around this time 16 years ago had one of the most impressive workouts at the NFL Combine, he celebrated that anniversary with 28 receptions for 208 yards and three touchdowns.

(D) – Originals DE RICHARD DENT entered into the AFLL sack leader conversation with 17 FREAKING sacks, he moved into third place behind Lawrence Taylor and Art Donovan.


GOATS 23 at ANVILS 76


GAME STORY: The Sunday nighter once again showcased two of the best teams in the AFLL and both came into the game unbeaten. The Anvils (5-0) blew open the doors early with a 41-point second quarter and made short work of the AFFLL’s leading passer GOATS (4-1) QB OTTO GRAHAM sacking him 18 times. Graham still managed to hold onto his passing lead with 580 yards and a couple touchdowns. As for the Anvils, WR CALVIN JOHNSON (10-308) and WR REGGIE WAYNE (18-292) caught four touchdown passes.


GAME BALLS: (O) It is odd to not see Graham get the game ball, but Anvil QB JOE MONTANA was more than happy to take it from him. Montana threw for 902 yards and nine touchdowns on the night.

(D) – Anvil DL ART DONOVAN introduced himself to Graham over and over and over again and when the dust settled, he had 11 of the team 18 sacks.


BIRDS OF PREY 26 at Diamonds 19


GAME STORY: The two lowest scoring teams in the AFLL met on Monday night. While the Birds of Prey (1-4) haven’t been able to score consistently, they have been able to shut teams down defensively. BOP RB EMMITT SMITH (92-1) and Diamond RB THURMAN THOMAS (87-0) both came close to 100 yards rushing in a defensive struggle.


GAME BALLS: (O) – QB JOHN ELWAY did just enough to help the Birds of Prey to their first win in franchise history and are the last team in the league to get in the win column. Elway had 352 yards passing to go along with a couple of touchdown passes.

(D) – LB PETER BOULWARE had 17 tackles and two knockdowns leading the always reliable Birds of Prey defence.

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